Insomnia Post Tinnitus Habituation — Will My Normal Sleeping Patterns Come Back?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Subtle, Apr 16, 2019.

    1. Subtle
      Curious

      Subtle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      So I have had tinnitus for a little over 2 months, and I am more or less used to it. When it first started I got the usual overwhelming anxiety from it and then insomnia followed. However my anxiety over tinnitus has subsided a lot, but I just can't seem to sleep (2-3 hours of sleep a night). It is definitely not the tinnitus because I often forget about the sound when I am attempting to fall asleep.

      Any reassurance my normal sleeping patterns will come back?

      Thanks.
       
    2. hans799
      Mellow

      hans799 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Hungary
      Tinnitus Since:
      Born with it
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Worsened Dec 2016 by headphones
      I've had tinnitus since birth and I've been sleeping with earplugs for the last decade, so I hear it loud and clear every single night. (I lived in a noisy dorm during my college years and although I live on my own now, I didn't shake the earplug habit.) My sleeping patterns are just fine, thank God.

      So I'm sure your sleeping patterns will also normalize. Just give it time, 2 months is very new in tinnitus-world. In fact, you're doing extraordinarily well - there are many people who take much longer (a year, two years) to adapt to the noise.
       
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    3. Lilah

      Lilah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, Lupus
      While your anxiety has subsided, is the sound keeping you alert at night? Have you tried white noise?
       
    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Subtle
      Curious

      Subtle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      the sound isn't keeping me alert. when i try to sleep, i just dont fall asleep.
       
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